National Tutoring Programme: summary

Find out your requirements for using the National Tutoring Programme. Understand how the funding is allocated, what you can spend it on, and how to maximise its impact on pupils' learning.

Last reviewed on 9 November 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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Contents
  1. It's a grant to address low attainment and educational inequality
  2. It’s for state-funded schools and academy trusts 
  3. You can choose from 3 different ways of providing tuition
  4. How the funding is allocated
  5. How you can spend it
  6. When you’ll receive it 
  7. You must report your costs, even if you don't use the grant
  8. You should focus on disadvantaged pupils
  9. How to maximise the impact of tutoring sessions
  10. When to run tutoring sessions
  11. The subjects you can cover in tutoring sessions
  12. Supporting pupils with SEND
  13. You can offer tutoring over the holidays

This article summarises the DfE’s guidance on the National Tutoring Programme.

It's a grant to address low attainment and educational inequality

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) was established to help pupils catch up on learning lost during the pandemic, but the focus is now on the attainment gap more generally.

You’re expected to prioritise disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils to receive the tutoring – but you have the flexibility to decide which pupils need the most support. See more about how to prioritise pupils below. 

It’s for state-funded schools and academy trusts 

See a full list of who's eligible Primary, secondary and all through LA-maintained schools, academies and free schools LA-maintained special schools  Special academies and free schools  Special schools not maintained by an LA Independent special schools, where the placement is funded by the LA Pupil referral units (PRUs)  Alternative provision